"World War II Memorial" World War II Memorial Tip by richiecdisc
World War II Memorial, Washington D.C.: 75 reviews and 216 photos
One of the most visually stunning monuments on the National Mall is also one of its newest. The World War II Memorial pays tribute to the 400,000 people who served in one of the most profound era-altering events in human history and is thus the only 20th century event to be so honored.
Though given the go ahead in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, it was built between 2001 and 2004 when it was open to the public. The completely outdoor fountain based structure is open to the public 24 hours a day and is particularly stunning at night when it is completely lit up. There are also nice views of it from the Washington Monument.
Address: Between Lincoln's Memorial / Washington Monument
Directions: The site lies along the central vista of the National Mall, between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The memorial rests at the eastern end of the Reflecting Pool along 17th Street, NW/SW.
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